Is entanglement still considered "spooky"? Even now in 2012, you often hear the phrase "spooky action at a distance" regarding entanglement. Is this just a popular-science cliché, or do some physicists really consider EPR effects (e.g. Alice sees spin-up, therefore Bob must see spin-down) somehow mysterious? This may be my naïve view, but I see this phenomenon as a conservation issue, a generalization of Newton's 3rd law, where the "action" and "reaction" in this case are spacelike separated. What subtlety am I missing by viewing a Bell-test result as analogous to a classical cannon shot over here and a recoil over there? To put it another way: Even if no hidden variables are involved, and regardless of distance, is anyone surprised that the universe constrains Alice and Bob's experiments to abide by ordinary laws of conservation?